[vbox-dev] Storage and Guest settings. Bug or intended behaviour

Ian Chapman packages at amiga-hardware.com
Tue Sep 20 08:24:51 PDT 2011


This is using the SOAP interface from Perl. When editing a guest's 
settings, if storage (eg hard disk image) is attached to a controller 
and then the settings of the guest are subsequently discarded 
(IMachine::discardSettings), the medium still believes it is attached to 
the guest, but the guest does not agree. The medium becomes impossible 
to release from the guest. Secondly if you change a storage controller 
type (eg IDE) from PIIX3 to PIIX4 for example, it still retains it 
setting even after IMachine::discardSettings is called. All other guest 
settings such as audio, network, display, memory etc get discarded as 

Is this intended behaviour, a bug or am I completely missing something 
in the API that I should being doing instead? I'm currently using VB 
4.1.2 but I've seen this in previous releases.

Ian Chapman.

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